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30 September | 10:30am - 4:30pm
National Maritime Museum, Seminar Room, Maritime London gallery
Totally Thames Festival
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Chart the long history of the Thames through poetry in this one-day short course.

Chart the long history of the Thames through poetry: from the idealised Elizabethan river of Spenser, via the hopeful and despairing responses of Romantics and Victorians, through the early twentieth-century vistas of Eliot and Lawrence, right up to the remarkable sequence composed for the Millennium Bridge. The epilogue, perhaps inevitably, will be that most poignant tribute by a Londoner to his river, 'Waterloo Sunset' by Ray Davies and the Kinks. 

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